I don’t even know where to begin with internships and workplace training. Let’s just say that 2017 involved a lot of steaming, coffee, dressing and running around. Most fashion colleges are not very flexible with the amount of, internships you choose and don’t have many options out there, but Orana has so many contacts, so any place you can think of interning, they can get for you.
I interned at 3 places for 10 weeks each and did over 240 hours. This doesn’t include the amazing events I volunteered at including Mercedes Benz fashion week, David Jones Spring/Summer launch, teen vibes and a few sample sales for brands such as PE nation and Cooper Street.
As for my placements, I interned at Lioness fashion, Visual merchandising for Westfield Miranda and as a wholesale assistant at Halation agency. All of these internships were completely different from one another and taught me so much about myself, what my interests are and skills that will be much needed in the future.
One of my favourite events that I worked at by far was the David Jones Spring/ Summer launch, and I didn’t expect much from the week, but I met so many incredible people, I got to dress my lovely model Ruby (above photo) for 3 days, and I was able to become closer with the girls in my class as we all worked at this event together.
Most of my favourite memories from 2017 came from the events that I interned at and it just grew my love for fashion even more. It’s the best way to get your foot in the door for fashion, and the more places you volunteer at or the more events you go to, you will meet more people and gain trustworthy contacts for the industry as well as possibly be offered amazing opportunities down the track.
Thanks for reading all about my internships, next week is all about my travels in New York, stay tuned!!
Until next time,